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UK Supermarket Donates all Unwanted Food to Charity

Morrisons to donate all unwanted food to charity Text: From http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11968491/Morrisons-to-donate-all-unwanted-food-to-charity.html Source: The Telegraph Morrisons will become the UK’s first supermarket to donate all surplus food to charity Morrisons has announced it will give away all its surplus food to charity instead of throwing it in the bin. The retailer has become the UK’s first […]

Comox Valley voters approve tax to fund homelessness projects

Text: From http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/comox-valley-homeless-tax-1.3346435 Source: CBC News Voters in the Comox Valley have just agreed to a new tax to fund housing solutions for homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless. The Comox Valley Regional District held a referendum on establishing a tax to fund housing and support services, and by a 1,608 to 1,426 […]

Iowa Barber Gives Free Haircuts to Kids Who Read to Him

Text: From http://www.people.com/article/iowa-barber-free-haircuts-kids-read Source: People An Iowa barber has found a way to turn back-to-school haircuts into an educational experience. Courtney Holmes makes sure his young sons, Jackson and Josiah, are read to every night before bed. But the Chicago native, 45, also knows that many children don’t get the same encouragement. To shine a […]

Albuquerque Mayor puts the homeless to work

The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, used to ticket people for panhandling. Now they’re trying something new — something that’s got a lot of locals excited. Text: From http://www.upworthy.com/the-mayor-of-albuquerque-saw-a-homeless-man-with-a-will-work-sign-it-gave-him-a-great-idea Source: Upworthy Two days a week, an employee of a local homeless services organization drives a van around the city and asks homeless people if they […]

Council Adopts ‘Proactive’ Social Policy Framework

The City of Red Deer has a new blueprint to evaluate and address our community’s social needs. The Social Policy Framework isn’t something municipalities typically draft for themselves. But, the City saw fit to do so following a series of provincial and federal downloads that have fallen into the their lap. “What’s happened is that councils have […]

Smile Red Deer” campaign gives away mitts and scarves

Terri Grills To Red Deer News & Area Posted Dec. 15, 2013 Wanted to share with you the exciting growth that’s happened with our first efforts to do something to help those that are homeless. A few short weeks ago we started a FB group called SMILE – Alberta and right away we got a […]

Medicine Hat, Alberta Becomes First Canadian City To End Homelessness

When there are more foreclosed homes than individuals living on the street, you know there’s something wrong with ‘the system’. Cities like Dallas, Texas and Honolulu, Hawaii have implemented creative concepts to help remedy the homelessness crisis in the States, but until recently, no major Canadian city had successfully alleviated its homelessness issue. But that […]